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Opioid substitution therapy combined with HIV treatment saves the lives of more drug users than ART alone

Providing opioid substitution therapy (OST) alongside antiretroviral therapy (ART) to people who inject drugs results in a significantly greater reduction in deaths compared to providing either intervention

Published
23 July 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
Half of African migrants diagnosed with HIV in France acquired HIV while living there

Between a third and a half of African people living with HIV in France probably acquired HIV after they left Africa, according to a study presented to

Published
23 July 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Vancouver Consensus Statement calls for early access to treatment and PrEP worldwide

Leading figures in the HIV response have endorsed a call for immediate access to antiretroviral therapy for all people upon diagnosis with HIV, on the opening day

Published
20 July 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
Test and treat studies and African countries showing that 90-90-90 targets are achievable

Health services in some African countries including Botswana, Rwanda and Malawi are now providing effective HIV treatment to a greater proportion of their HIV-positive citizens than the

Published
20 July 2015
By
Roger Pebody
UK government reject Committee recommendations on PSHE

Today, the Government failed to accept any of the recommendations made by the Education Select Committee on how to improve personal, social and health education (PSHE) in this country. The committee recommended PSHE should be made compulsory in all schools and that compulsory guidance for schools (which currently dates back to 2000) be updated ensuring PSHE is inclusive of same-sex relationships – the Government’s response fails to accept this.

Published
17 July 2015
From
NAT press release
UK: Is HIV Prevention Failing?

Let down by a now decimated HIV prevention budget, a record number of gay men were diagnosed with HIV in 2013. Chris Godfrey speaks to the National Aids Trust, GMFA and ACT UP London to find out how current HIV prevention strategies are failing and what is needed to curb the worrying increase in transmissions.

Published
17 July 2015
From
QX
People with HIV live almost 20 years longer than in 2001

People living with the HIV virus today can expect to live nearly two decades longer than those who were diagnosed at the start of this century, thanks to cheaper and more readily available antiretroviral drugs, the UN said in a major report on a disease once seen by many as a death sentence to be endured in secrecy. The average HIV-positive person is now expected to live for 55 years – 19 years longer than in 2001, according to the report by the UN’s Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAids).

Published
14 July 2015
From
The Guardian
Preventing HIV in the UK heterosexual population

It is time to think again about which heterosexuals acquire HIV in the UK and how we can best meet their prevention needs.

Published
13 July 2015
From
National AIDS Trust
Bold goal of stopping HIV is motivating great science

The massive challenge of finding an HIV vaccine has unleashed stunning creativity in laboratories all over the world. While we work toward the long-term goal of a vaccine, we are also pulling in partners from many sectors to improve prevention, treatment, and access to options in the short term.

Published
13 July 2015
From
Devex
Sexual health commissioning in local government

These nine case studies showcase local government experience of commissioning sexual health services since taking over this responsibility in April 2013.

Published
10 July 2015
From
MEDFASH
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